Derby Starters Among Strong Ohio Derby Field

Derby Starters Among Strong Ohio Derby Field

2015 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) starters Far RightWar StoryTencendur, and Mr. Z, as well as Preakness Stakes (gr. I) runners Divining Rod and Bodhisattva, are among the nine horses that have been entered to run in the $500,000 Ohio Derby on June 20th at Thistledown.

But despite the presence of so many Triple Crown veterans, the favorite to win the 8.5-furlong race is Whiskey Ticket, narrow winner on the Illinois Derby (gr. III) at Hawthorne in April. Trained by Bob Baffert, the son of Ghostzapper is unbeaten in two starts thus far, having won his debut at Santa Anita in March, and has posted a lengthy series of sharp workouts at Churchill Downs in preparation for this race.

The complete entries for the Ohio Derby are as follows:

$500,000 Ohio Derby
#, Horse, Jockey, Trainer, Morning Line Odds
1 Whiskey Ticket, Martin Pedroza, Bob Baffert, 3-1
2 Far Right, Ricardo Santana Jr., Ron Moquett, 9-2
3 Thirtysilverpieces, Leandro Goncalves, K. Marshall 12-1
4 Divining Rod, Julien Leparoux, A. Delacour, 7-2
5 War Story, Kent Desormeaux, Tom Amoss, 6-1
6 Tencendur, Manuel Franco, George Weaver, 8-1
7 Dekabrist, C. Orm, G. Dorochenko, 15-1
8 Mr. Z, Joe Bravo, D. Wayne Lukas, 6-1
9 Bodhisattva, Victor Espinoza, J. Corrales, 12-1

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